Patient Safety

Patient Safety

Continuous improvements in patient safety require changes in the way healthcare is designed – from pathways of care to new technologies – to reduce the risk of harm to patients. The right innovation and technology, effectively applied, can support these improvements.

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Overview

We are aware of the need for technological innovation in the following areas:

  • Improving the identification and management of patient deterioration across all health and care settings
  • Improving safety in maternal and neonatal care
  • Improving safety in elective and non-elective surgery
  • Developing a positive culture of safety-positive behaviours across all health and care settings
  • Improving medicines safety, particularly in non-acute settings

This emerging list of areas will continue to be refined to reflect areas of local need and national priorities.

How can innovation help?

Introducing and supporting the implementation of innovations of potential clinical and financial benefit can have a positive impact on patient care and experience, support local health and care efficiencies and priorities, and help achieve our vision of improving the health of our population.

Desired impact & outcomes

The desired outcomes of this innovation exchange are:

  • Valuable networking opportunities for innovators
  • Valuable feedback for innovators from local decision makers, healthcare practitioners and patients
  • Enlightening showcase of innovations in this field for health and care professionals 
  • Future partnerships between innovators and health and care teams formed